I’ve sent texts that didn’t arrive at their destination for 45 minutes to several hours!

I’ve also had the same problem with receiving transmissions sent to me by others.

Be an adult whydontcha, and tell people via phone (at least) that you two are not a match and you’re moving on.

Text messaging isn't necessarily a tool of the devil, but there can be quite a bit of misinterpretation and miscommunication if not used correctly.

Texting is a great way to stay connected to someone you are madly in love with, and a useful tool to touch base with casual or new dating partners.

However, texting is not and never will be a replacement for a heart-felt telephone conversation full of sighs and laughter. Deborrah has written dozens of articles on dating and relationships, and served as the resident advice columnist on Ask Heart Beat! She is also the author of the hilarious dating guide "Sucka Free Love!

What may be meant as humorous sarcasm, or a completely innocuous message to you may be easily misinterpreted by the recipient of your text.

Such miscommunication can cause hurt feelings and unnecessary tension, and require an unbelievable amount of apologizing and explaining to fix. Have the courage to speak up and risk rejection like a big boy or girl.It’s also very easy to say and do things over a screen that one would never have the nerve to do face to face (or say ear to ear).That would make things easier I suppose, but it also creates new problems. When texting, the other party cannot receive those fine nuances of communication such as tone of voice, held back giggles, excited breathing, or body language that demonstrates anxiety, happiness or growing irritation.If you’re on a date and you want to see that person again, don’t sit there texting (or Twittering) the whole time, or part of the time, or even at all. Texting is only for transmitting unimportant information or short and simple messages, not an in-depth conversation. Young ladies, not only is such behavior classless, it’s ridiculously dangerous.That includes your best friend trying to sneakily find out how things are going, the Masters of Electronically Transmitted Whining (the kids), or an angry ex who saw you and your date in the restaurant parking lot. And if the sender or receiver of a sexually oriented text is a minor, it’s also illegal.How to Avoid Dating The Dumb, The Deceitful, The Dastardly, The Dysfunctional & The Deranged!